When I first met my husband, I tried to ignore him, even though he fascinated me. We met at a dinner party; I thought my friends were trying to match-make us and being the mature and sophisticated woman I am, I avoided him for the entire evening.
Stress can be destructive. It weakens your body, affects relationships and generally causes damage wherever it goes. Why do we tolerate it then? It doesn't make a difference if it's in your startup or at home.
His profile had described his marital status as "separated," which I took to mean living separately. When the truth came out, that phrase actually meant that he and his wife sometimes "separated" when she was in the kitchen directing the staff while he was in the den writing to women.
You have the unique opportunity to shift your focus from your ex to people that you may not have prioritized when you were coupled up (your family, your friends, strangers and yourself). Take it!
I don't know exactly when I decided to ditch my husband, but my plan was to be free of him as soon as our youngest child graduated from high school. Now, a few years later, we're thriving together.
What you need to know and consider about sex and the spiritual season we are entering this week.
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Social support can help us sustain any practice. One powerful way to build appreciation in your life is to exchange daily emails or texts with a "gratitude buddy" where you each list one to three things you're grateful for that day.
At your next family gathering -- whether it's a holiday dinner or a wedding -- consider providing a professional sign language interpreter so that your deaf and hearing family members can get the most out of the time they spend together.
Thanksgiving is a day to bring joy to shared tables and appreciate exactly what you have at that moment.
I could see the wrongness from a mile away. I had the good sense to push away the first night we met. I got out of the danger zone pretty quickly, but not without first giving him my phone number and getting a bad case of infatuation.
The good memories we create now will warm our hearts through the bitter winter, and the possibilities for creating such experiences throughout the year are only limited by our imaginations. This is the time to establish habits that enrich our lives, and the world, every single day.
In a "Nesting arrangement" children will stay in the house while parents take turns living there. With all that is changing in the children's lives, one important factor remains intact: their home.
This holiday, we challenge you to pay attention to how many critical comments vs. spoken appreciations you share. Gratitude can celebrated every day, and it will open more joy and connection in your relationship than you ever dreamed possible.
If you can start seeing your place in the emotional workings of your family, then inch by inch you'll gain the space to start making thoughtful choices that are about you rather than just reacting. And who knows, you might even look forward to next year.
This year, we're doing something different. No forcing ourselves to muster platitudes when we really don't feel like it. No mumbling half-hearted blanket statements. No, this year, we're acknowledging head-on all that drives us crazy every day.